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Renewed interest in preserving produce spurs workshop

HERKIMER, N.Y. - Food Preservation 101" will be the topic of the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Herkimer County workshops to be held Wednesday, August 11 from 6:30 - 8 pm at St. John’s Catholic Church located at 7514 Main Street, in Newport.

The workshop will also be repeated on Thursday August 12 from 1 – 2:30 pm or 6:30 – 8 pm at the CCE office in East Herkimer.

With the increasing cost of food and a resurgence of interest in home gardening and using local foods, preserving this produce has also seen a renewed interest. These workshops will cover the basics of home canning and freezing.

There is no charge but those interested in attending are asked to register by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension at (315) 866-7920.

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